November 16, 2017


MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

South African telecommunications company, MTN, has revealed that the company will introduce a new biometric system in an attempt to reduce consumer fraud and protect its customers.

The fingerprint biometric solution will be used to authenticate the identity of Post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions, including applying for a new contract or an additional SIM, performing an upgrade or SIM swap and loading of chargeable value"...

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November 16, 2017


Our Telekom to Roll Out First 4G/LTE Network and High-Speed Broadband in Solomon Islands with SES Networks

Solomon Telekom Company Limited, trading under the name Our Telekom, is boosting its capacity with SES Networks to support the launch of its upcoming 4G/LTE network across the Solomon Islands archipelago.

SES announced that Our Telekom, the leading operator in the Solomon Islands and Oceania region, is upgrading fibre-like high throughput capacity again on the O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet to roll out a suite of 4G/LTE services for"...

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November 16, 2017


GSMA Provides Further Updates on Programmes at Mobile World Congress 2018

The GSMA today announced new developments for Mobile World Congress 2018, including recently confirmed keynote speakers, as well as new exhibitors, sponsors and partners. The GSMA also provided updates for attendee experiences such as 4YFN, Women4Tech and YoMo. Mobile World Congress will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet.


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November 14, 2017


ImmerVision’s Advanced Optical and Imaging Technology Deliver Immersive 360-Degree Images and 4K Video Capture for Motorola’s Newest Moto 360 Camera

ImmerVision’s panomorph lens technology, known for enabling lifelike immersive experiences through advanced 360-degree optics, imaging algorithms and low-power high-quality dewarping technology, was selected by Motorola Mobility to offer unparalleled 360° functionalities in their newest Moto 360 Camera.

The advanced functionalities in Motorola’s 360 Camera Moto Mod offer its users a whole new take on 360-degree selfies and live streaming"...

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November 10, 2017


Bango Secures Victory Opening-up Egypt for App Store Carrier Billing

(AETOS Wire)-- Bango (AIM: BGO), the leading mobile payments company, announces expansion of its operations in Africa through a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt. As a result of the relationship, Bango app store and merchant partners can launch carrier billing across all three Egyptian mobile operators.

Egypt has 90 million plus connected mobile devices and a SIM penetration of over 100%, of which 89%"...

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November 9, 2017


South Africa: MTN and Ericsson to trial 5G in early 2018

Ericsson and MTN announced on Thursday 9 November 2017 that the first 5G trial in South Africa is set to start to start in the first quarter of 2018. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town which will see the two companies collaborate on the rollout of 5G technologies in South Africa, making it one of the first in Africa to have the network.

Ericsson provides end-to-end 5G capabilities in support"...

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November 9, 2017


Liquid Telecom Partners with VT iDirect and Telesat to Deliver Enhanced Services to Businesses in Africa

Liquid Telecom, a pan-African telecommunications group, has signed a partnership agreement with Telesat, a global satellite operator with operations in Africa, and VT iDirect, a world leader in satellite-based communications technology, to deliver enhanced services to enterprise customers in Central and Southern Africa.

Following the agreement, Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, will leverage the iDirect platform to distribute cost-effective"...

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November 5, 2017


Angola Cables becomes Microsoft ExpressRoute partner

Angolan telecommunications multinational, Angola Cables, announced on 3 November 2017 that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner in an attempt to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations, who are migrating their business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap, Angola Cables’"...

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November 1, 2017


Vodacom’s NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

On Monday 1 November 2017 South African telecommunications company, Vodacom, announced that the companies first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng. According to the firm, it is the first South African and one of the first African mobile network operators to announce the commercial availability of its NB-IoT network. The commercial rollout of NB-IoT is expected to accelerate IoT adoption rates, with Vodacom currently averaging 55 000 new IoT connections per month.


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October 31, 2017


SES Networks and CETel Provide End-to-end Connectivity for Telco in Africa

A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution. The network is implemented by CETel, a German provider of global end-to-end communications solutions, in partnership with SES Networks, who will deliver C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite.

The new highly-reliable and resilient network consists of several"...

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